Manchester City Council

Gambling Act - premises

  1. Summary

    The Licensing Authority is responsible for licensing premises that offer facilities for gambling.

    These gambling facilities are broken down into 6 premises licence types:

    • Casino premises (converted, large and small);
    • Bingo Premises;
    • Betting track premises;
    • Betting Other (Betting Shops);
    • Adult Gaming Centres; and
    • Family Entertainment Centres.

    To apply for a premises licence you must:

    • be 18 years old or older;
    • if applying on behalf of a company or partnership be authorised to make such an application; and
    • hold or have applied for an Operating Licence from the Gambling Commission for the relevant gambling activity.

    The Gambling Commission was set up under the Gambling Act 2005 to regulate commercial gambling in Great Britain. It is an independent non-department public body who are sponsored by the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS).

    The Commission is responsible for issuing operating licences and personal licences and for enforcing the regulations surrounding the use of such licences. They provide advice and guidance to the trade, local authorities and the Government on commercial gambling.

  2. Fees

    Please contact the Licensing Unit

  3. Application, guidance notes or terms and condition

    Applicants should read the relevant parts of the guidance before submitting an application.

    You may wish to print a copy of the Manchester Statement for Gambling before completing an application.

  4. Attachments required

    New applications, provisional statements and variations to change the layout of an existing premises licence must be accompanied by a plan of the premises.

  5. Legislation

  6. Register

    The electronic premises licensing register is currently unavailable. a copy of the register is available for inspection on request, please email to make an appointment to view between 9am - 5pm at the Licensing Unit, Level 1, Town Hall Extension, Manchester, M2 5DB.

  7. Complaints

    Contact us in the first instance

  8. Email

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